April 21 - 27, 2018
Leader: William Manning
The iconic landmarks of Arches and Canyonlands National Park and Monument Valley are known throughout the world and have been the subject of photographers for many years. This red rock landscape sits in the northern region of the Colorado Plateau in southeastern Utah but offers so much more than those iconic shots. This photography tour will put photographers on location to photograph these landmarks along with many other beautiful breathtaking scenery often overlooked by others.
The contrasting colors of this region gives photographers an array of palettes to work. The saturated warm hues of red, orange and yellow sandstone glow while the blending shadows cast cooler hues forming a colorful composition. These contrasting colors make for some wonderful black and white photography for those who wish to stray for a short while from the colorful landscape. The conversion takes place in post processing but the concept is formed in the field where special attention is given to shadow and highlights and how they play into the finished black and white image.
Our small group size provides the freedom of working at a leisurely pace giving each participant generous amount of time for one on one instruction. Participants learn how to apply what they learn into their work flow with guidance and encouragement each day we spend together. Regardless of your skill level, this workshop is open to all. Bring comfortable walking shoes, a camera and a smile and enjoy a fun and rewarding experience.
What you can expect. You can expect to be the focus of attention. Your photography is paramount and it's my job to provide the answers that allow you to grow as a photographer. Participants receive lots of one on one instruction in the field along with group discussions. You'll discover the artist within and build on your skills. Mastering your tools in the field and knowing what they can do for you is the foundation to a successful photo journey. Photographers want to be behind their camera therefore I make every effort to maximize our time in the field and teach with a hands on approach. Learning to see and knowing what to do once you identify your subject is the stepping stone to building a work of art.
Itinerary. Our daily schedule will vary depending on location and weather. Light is the most important ingredient to a rewarding photo shoot. You can expect early mornings and photograph throughout the good morning light. If the weather conditions are favorable for photography throughout the day you can bet we'll take advantage of it. When afternoon light works against us we'll take in a critique session and some informal classroom instruction. Late afternoon and into early evening we'll be back out in the field for more hands on photography instruction and shooting opportunities.
One of many highlights of this tour will be photographing the warm beautiful light streaming across the landscape high on top of Hunts Mesa at sunset and sunrise. This unique opportunity will require us to camp under the stars with incredible views of the valley and towering buttes lit by a nearing full moon (78% Waxing Gibbous). Our overnight on Hunts Mesa is a guided adventure with camping gear, steak dinner, and breakfast included.
Summary on Overnight stays:
April 21-24: Moab, Utah (4 nights)
April 25: Under the Stars at Hunt's Mesa (1 night)
April 26: Monument Valley (1 night)
April 28: Early departure for airport
Landscapes of Arches, Canyonlands and Monument Valley,
Utah and Arizona
April 21 - 27, 2018
Airport Arrival and Departure: Arrange arrival at Grand Junction International Airport (Grand Junction, CO) no later than 3 pm and departure no earlier than 2 pm.
Participants: Min 4 - Max 8
Single Room Supplement add: $700.
• Lodging (Price is based on shared room)
• Airport pickup and drop off
• Transportation during tour
• Photographer / Guide
• Photo Critiques and Instruction
• Small Group Size
• Single Room Supplement
• Air transportation
- Tour and Workshop Policies
NOTE: I have had several requests from participants who would like to provide their own transportation. If you want to drive yourself during the tour you are welcome. Please call or email with this request and I will discount the transportation cost from the tour price.
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William Manning Photography
6396 Birchdale CT
Cincinnati, OH 45230
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Photography Tour Policies
A deposit and a completed Travel Enrollment form will reserve a place for you on a William Manning Photo Tour. Payment can be made by via PayPal or check in US dollars. Payment in full is due 90 days prior to departure date unless otherwise noted.
II. Payment / Refund Policies
a. Photo tour fee includes airport pick-up, ground transportation during tour, lodging, instructor/guide fee and entry fees. All other expenses including meals and and unscheduled entry fees are the responsibilty of participant. Special fees may apply on certain tours, when this applies it will be listed with the tour information.
b. A $500 deposit is required at time of registration for domestic tours. The balance is to be paid in full 60 days prior photo tour date. If registration takes place less than 2 months of tour date then payment in full will be required.
c. Cancellation Policy on tours: Deposit and balance paid will be refunded minus $100 (administration fees) if cancellation is made 60 days prior to tour date. No refunds can be made if cancellation is made less than 29 days before tour date. William Manning Photography HIGHLY RECOMMENDS travel insurance to cover your investment in case of emergencies or other unforeseen need to cancel within the 60 day cancellation period.
• 60 days or more before departure…full refund minus $100
• 59 days to 30 days before departure… 50% of trip
• 29 days or fewer before departure …no refund can be made
Photography Workshop Policies
Participants should know how laugh, ask questions and simply have fun. We don’t discriminate against beginners, just bring a camera along with it’s manual and the desire to learn in a fun and creative environment. If you wish to follow along on classroom techniques bring a laptop with RAW processing and image editing software. Laptops are not mandatory but will allow participants the opportunity to edit, prepare images to share and allow feedback from workshop leader. Film shooters are welcome but photo labs may be difficult to find. If film shooters would like feedback on your photography please bring transparencies or prints from a past project or photo shoot.
II. Workshop Itinerary
The following is a general itinerary but may vary from day to day and from workshop to workshop. Our first day is typically a meet and greet time along with a short introduction, Second day and thereafter – Photograph on location in early morning light and shoot throughout the morning hours. Break for brunch or lunch as a group and depending on time of year we may take a brief afternoon break. We’ll meet for classroom discussion (could be a meeting room or an outdoor location) on issues pertaining to our theme for the workshop and/or creative techniques. Group feedback is a wonderful way to learn and share. I strongly encourage participants to get involved in the group feedback session. Growth as a photographer and artist comes from listening to opinions from various points of view. The last morning we’ll end our workshop with a group breakfast and make our way back to airport and arrive around 12 noon unless other arrangements have been made. Lots of hands on instruction in the field with short group discussions of various topics dealing with situations, subjects, equipment, etc…
III. Payment / Refund Policies
a. The workshop fee includes workshop only. All other expenses including but not limited to meals, transportation, lodging and special entry fees are the responsibilty of participant.
b. A $300 deposit is required at time of registration for workshops. The balance is to be paid in full 60 days prior to workshop date. If registration takes place less than 2 months of workshop date then payment in full will be required.
c. Cancellation Policy on workshops: Deposit and balance paid will be refunded minus $50 (administration fees) if cancellation is made 60 days prior to workshop date. No refunds can be made if cancelllation is made less than 59 days before workshop date. Photovian and William Manning Photography HIGHLY RECOMMENDS travel insurance if you feel there is any of a chance of cancellation within the 60 day cancellation period.
• 60 days or more before workshop date … full refund minus $50
• 59 days before workshop date … no refund can be made
We recommend you purchase travel insurance in case you must cancel due to illness, injury, accident, family or work related issues, etc. The company we recommend is Travel Guard (www.travelguard.com).
Please read and sign the Liability form enclosed with registration at link below.